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The governors at St Gregory’s work in partnership with the staff, their role is strategic and complements the day to day work of the school.

St Gregory’s Church of England VA School Ethos Statement

‘Where learning has no limits’

Jesus said: “I have come that they may have life, life in all its fullness”


St Gregory’s Primary School, a Christian foundation, aims to be a place where:

  • children and staff explore and develop the meaning and role of faith in their life and that of the wider community so as to experience “life in all its fullness”;
  • each child comes to understand that ‘learning has no limits’ and is able to develop their academic, creative and sporting talents to their full potential;
  • staff have high expectations of themselves and the children; their exemplary teaching ensures pupils develop both the discipline of study and the joy of learning, in the context of a safe, caring and happy environment;
  • the school community is outward looking, welcoming and working with parents, and inspiring children to engage with the local community and the wider world;
  • all seek to demonstrate daily the values we believe to be a sure foundation for fulfilling lives: respect, courage, thankfulness, forgiveness, honesty and friendship

 Our Vision for St Gregory’s

What is our vision for our school in three to five years time?  What do we want to the school to look like?  We want:

‘A high performing school that provides an outstanding education for all its children, based on a strong Christian ethos and consistently high standards of learning and development, valuing the uniqueness of every child, and providing for all their needs within a safe and secure environment.’


Our Three to Five Year Strategic Goals: 2018/19 – 2022/23 

  1. To be Ofsted rated as good within three years and outstanding within five years.
  2. To be above average schools in all England in every pupil’s progress from KS1 to KS2 in Reading, Writing and Maths within three years.
  3. To be well above average and in the top 10 per cent of schools in England in every pupil’s progress from KS1 to KS2 in Reading, Writing and Maths within five years.
  4. Every disadvantaged pupil’s progress in Reading, Writing and Maths to be above average within three years and well above average within five years.
  5. Prior attainment goals: every pupil to reach or go beyond their expected attainment at the end of KS1within three years.


Chairman of Governors: Mr Nick Chapman – appointed May 2018

Vice- Chairman of Governors: Mr Richard Storey Walker


Foundation Governors (appointed by the Diocese of Salisbury):

The Rev Gaenor Hockey

Ex Officio Vice-Chairman of Governing Body  Spiritual & Pastoral Portfolio holder

Mr Anthony Wilkinson

Appointed until 1 Jan 2019 Member of Finance Committee

Plus Vacancy

Parent Governors (appointed by Parents):

Peter Bell. Chair Finance Committee

Kate Hoare. Safeguarding Governor

Local Authority Governor (appointed by Dorset County Council):

Mr Nicholas Chapman

Appointed until 25 Jan 2021 Community Relations Portfolio holder,  Chair Finance Committee

Co-opted Governor (appointed by the Governing Body):

Mr Richard Storey Walker

Appointed until 24 Jan 2022

Staff Governor (appointed by Staff):

Mrs Kelly Barge

Appointed until 13 Sep 2021


Mrs Debbie Field

Member of Finance Committee, member of Personnel Committee,


Clerk to the Governors:

Tracey Rennard

Governing Body Membership  January 2020

Register of Business Interests Summary Sheet January 2020